the Imja Glacier
lake of melt water
glacial outburst flood.
image of Imja Tsho and surrounding glaciers
Dirt and debris coat these rivers of ice;
Imja Glacier had retreated
Imja Tsho, meanwhile, grew
As glaciers shrink and meltwater lakes grow, the threat to nearby communities increases.
The threat of a glacial outburst flood is not unique to Imja Tsho.
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